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The Conference has been included by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" amongst cultural celebrations on the occasion of the
150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

Aranciera Hall – Municipality of Rome (Piazzale di Porta Metronia, 2)
17.00 – 19.30 Opening Ceremony
  Conference Introduction
V. Cervelli, Conference President
  Welcoming Remarks
F. Fazio, Italian Minister of Health
G. Viceconte, Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Education, University and Research
G. Alemanno, Mayor of Rome
R. Polverini, President Lazio Region
L. Ciocchetti, Vice President Lazio Region
N. Testa, Member of Parlament
R. Lauro, Rector of University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
L. Frati, Rector of University of Rome “La Sapienza”
F. Bistoni, Rector of University of Perugia
A. L. Gaspari, Head of Department of Surgery, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

  Opening Remarks
C. U. Casciani, Conference Honorary President
N. Scuderi, Conference Honorary President

  Conference Opening
Fundamental human rights, experimentations and biomedical applications
C. Mirabelli, Honorary President of the Italian Constitutional Court

Regenerative medicine in the light of anthropology
L. Melina, President of “Pontificial John Paul II Institute”

Ten years of genome: from mutation to synthetic biology
G. Novelli, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Villa Mondragone Congress Center
07.30 - 08.00

08.00 – 08.25

Welcome and Conference Overview

C. U. Casciani, Conference Honorary President
N. Scuderi, Conference Honorary President
V. Cervelli, Conference President

08.25 – 10.30
08.25 – 08.30
Opening Lectures
Conference Introduction
V. Cervelli, Conference President
08.30 – 09.00

09.00 – 09.30

09.30 – 10.00

10.00 – 10.30
From bench to the bedside with adipose derived cells: safety and adverse side effects
L. Casteilla (Toulouse, France)

Current problems on regulatory approval of ATMP in Europe
J. Meisel (Halle, Germany)

Impact of stem cells on skin rejuvenation
B.S. Park (Seoul, Korea)

Cellular self-organization and pattern formation during development of tissue engineering constructs
C. Semino (Barcelona, Spain)
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.15

11.00 – 11.20

11.20 – 11.40

11.40 – 12.00

12.00 – 12.15
Stem Cell Biology I
Chairmen: G. Novelli (Rome, Italy), S. Ferrone (Pittsburgh, USA)

Mesenchymal stem cell - new age of stromal cells
V. Lunyak (Novato, USA)

Novel role of NADPH oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species in stem/progenitor cell function involved in neovascularization
M. Ushio Fukai (Chicago, USA)

Human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes: cell transplantation and drug discovery
C. Xu (Menlo Park, USA)


12.15 - 13.30

12.15 – 12.35

12.35 – 12.55

12.55 – 13.15

13.15 – 13.30
Stem Cell Biology II
Chairman: F. Salvatore (Naples, Italy), G. Petrella (Rome, Italy)

Effect of aging on adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells – risk and benefits for therapy
A. Stolzing (Leipzig, Germany)

Engraftment of human embryonic stem cell into murine lung damaged by bleomycin and silica
F. Sangiuolo (Rome, Italy)

Human embryonic and patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell cultures for stem cell / genetic therapy
M. Camarasa (Bunyola, Spain)

13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.00

14.30 - 14.55

14.55 - 15.20

15.20 - 15.45

15.45 – 16.00

Chairman: D. Lauro (Rome, Italy), A. Orlandi (Rome, Italy)

Non-invasive imaging of transplanted islet cells and immune cells
J. Bulte (Baltimore, USA)

Pancreatic islet regeneration in type 1 diabetes mellitus
F. Dotta (Siena, Italy)

The pancreatic beta cell and its regeneration in type 2 diabetes
P. Marchetti (Pisa, Italy)

16.00-16.30 Tea break
16.30 - 18.30

16.30 – 17.00

17.00 – 17.20

17.20 – 17.40

17.40 – 18.00

18.00 – 18.20

18.20 – 18.40

18.40 – 19.00

Stem Cells and Cancer
Chairmen: F. Cognetti (Rome, Italy), G. Sconocchia (Rome, Italy)

Keynote presentation
The potential of allogeneic lymphocytes to control malignant disease after stem cell transplantation
J. Barrett (Bethesda, USA)

Targeting of cancer stem cells with combinatorial immunotherapy
S. Ferrone (Pittsburgh, USA)

Mesenchymal stromal cells enhance the malignant potential of human colorectal cancer cells by inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)- related phenomena
G. Spagnoli (Basel, Switzerland)

Hematopoietic stem cells from unrelated cord blood for allogeneic transplant in adult patients with hematological malignancies
W. Arcese (Rome, Italy)

The therapeutic use of mesenchymal stromal cells in leukemia patients: feasibility in a public hospital
M. Introna (Bergamo, Italy)

Adipose derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells as vehicles for cancer therapy
G. Grisendi (Modena, Italy)

Villa Mondragone Congress Center
08.00 - 09.30

08.00 - 08.20

08.20 - 08.40

08.40 - 09.00

09.00 – 09.20

09.20 – 09.30

Tissue Banking
Chairman: D. Genecov (Dallas, USA), A.L. Gaspari (Rome, Italy)

Delivery of pluripotent stem cell derived cell lines for regenerative medicine
G. Stacey (South Mimms, UK)

Cryopreservation of mesenchymal stem cells without DMSO
A. Stolzing (Leipzig, Germany)

High quality standard cryopreservation correlated to advanced therapy
M. Bucco

Tissue banking in plastic surgery
N. Scuderi (Rome, Italy)

09.30 - 11.00

09.30 – 09.50

09.50 – 10.10

10.10 – 10.30

10.30 – 10.50

10.50 – 11.00

Chairman: I. Martin (Basel, Switzerland), P. Polisca (Rome, Italy)

Biomaterials technology indispensable for tissue regeneration therapy
Y. Tabata (Kyoto, Japan)

Patterned nanofibrous scaffolds prepared by electrospinning for regenerative medicine
K. Gyeong-Man (San Sebastian, Spain)

Tissue engineering: hyluronan based scaffolds

G. Abatangelo (Padua, Italy)

Nanostructure processing of advanced biomaterials and biosystems
J. Ying (Singapore)

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 13.30

11.30 – 11.50

11.50 – 12.10

12.10 – 12.30

12.30 – 12.50

12.50 – 13.10

13.10 – 13.30

Tissue Engineering
Chairman: J. Ying (Singapore), F. Sangiuolo (Rome, Italy)

A regenerative surgery approach to esophageal reconstruction
S. Badylak (Pittsburgh, USA)

Nose to knee
I. Martin (Basel, Switzerland)

Bone tissue engineering in maxillofacial area – hype or hope?
R. Suuronen (Tampere, Finland)

Autologous tissue engineering with biodegradable scaffolds for penile regenerative surgery
A. Orlandi (Rome, Italy)

Stem cells for regenerative medicine in the treatment of rare disease
C. Marchese (Rome, Italy)

13.30 - 14.30 Lunch

14.30 - 16.00

14.30 – 14.45

14.45 – 15.00

15.00 – 15.15

15.15 – 15.30

15.30 – 15.45

15.45 – 16.00

Odontostomatology and Oral Surgery
Chairmen: A. Barlattani (Rome, Italy), V. Cervelli (Rome, Italy)

Stem cell based augmentation of the jaws
J. Wiltfang (Kiel, Germany)

Alveolar and mandibular bone regeneration using growth factors and stem cells
I. Asahina (Nagasaki, Japan)

Principles of bone grafting in the augmentation of atrophied jaws in maxillofacial surgery
K. Wangerin (Stuttgart, Germany)

Post-extractive PRP gel versus no PRP gel use in lower third molar surgery, a comparative middle time follow up clinical  study
D. Bottini (Rome, Italy)

Regeneration and/or rehabilitation?
A. Pozzi (Rome, Italy)

16.00-16.30 Tea break


16.30 – 16.50

16.50 – 17.10

17.10 – 17.30

17.30 – 17.45
Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Chairmen: G. Iannetti (Rome, Italy), L. Calabrese (Rome, Italy)

When cells meet surfaces
J. de Boer (Enschede, The Netherlands)

Bone reconstruction of the jaws: state of the art and new trends
P. Nocini (Verona, Italy)

Osteogenesis from mesenchymal stem cells in oral and maxillo-facial surgery
C. Marchetti (Bologna, Italy)

20.30 – 23.00 Gala Dinner
Grand Hotel Villa Tuscolana
Villa Mondragone Congress Center
08.30 – 08.50


Application of rules and regulations in plastic surgery
N. Scuderi (Rome, Italy)

08.50 - 10.20

08.50 – 09.10

09.10 – 09.30

09.30 – 09.50

09.50 – 10.10

10.10 - 10.20
Skin and Wound Healing
Chairmen: S. Verardi (Rome, Italy), G. Cervelli (Rome, Italy)

ADSCs and their secretory factors for skin photoaging
B.S. Park (Seoul, Korea)

Clinical application of dermal substitute in diabetic foot
L. Uccioli (Rome, Italy)

Extracorporeal shockwaves therapy in regenerative medicine and tissue healing: scientific rationale and clinical applications
C. D’Agostino (Milan, Italy)

Second generation platelets rich plasma and hairs: a promising new treatment for AGA plus an effective addiction in hair transplantation
G. Schiavone (Rome, Italy)


10.20 - 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 - 13.00

10.45 – 11.05

11.05 – 11.25

11.25 – 11.45

11.45 – 12.05

12.05 – 12.25

12.25 – 12.45

12.45 - 13.00

Plastic Surgery I
Chairmen: C. Alfano (Perugia, Italy), C. Calabrese (Florence, Italy), P. Persichetti (Rome, Italy)

Adipose stem cells for wound healing and tissue repair: the therapeutic impact of cell preparation and delivery
A. Katz (Charlottesville, USA)

Quality, safety and potency of adipose derived cell inoculi: sound, safe and effective
cell surgical therapies

R. Llull (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Stem cell enriched tissue(SET) Injections - a new weapon in plastic & reconstructive surgery
T. Tiryaki (Istanbul, Turkey)

Adipose and regenerative cell banking: giving new options to patients and physicians
D. Genecov (Dallas, USA)

Stem cells cryopreserved from the liposuction fat
J. Planas (Barcelona, Spain)

Decellularization methods of homologous and heterologous tissue to develop
ideal scaffolds for regenerative medicine applications

F. Bassetto (Padua, Italy)

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 16.00

14.00 – 14.20

14.20 – 14.40

14.40 – 15.00

15.00 – 15.20

15.20 – 15.40

15.40 – 16.00

Plastic Surgery II based on anatomic areas
Chairmen: N. Scuderi (Rome, Italy), V. Cervelli (Rome, Italy), C. D’Aniello (Siena, Italy)

Buttock breast and leg augmentation and reshaping with autologous stem cell enriched fat transplantation
D. De Fazio (Milan, Italy)

Fat and rejuvenation
M. Klinger (Milan, Italy)

Malar area augmentation: use of platelet rich plasma mixed with fat grafting
V. Cervelli (Rome, Italy)

Safety and liability of adipose engineered tissues in breast reconstruction
C. Calabrese (Florence, Italy)

Fat grafting to the malar and periorbital areas
A. Grisotti (Milan, Italy)

16.00 - 16.30 Tea break
16.30 - 19.15

16.30 – 16.45

16.45 – 17.00

17.00 – 17.15

17.15 – 17.30

17.30 – 17.45

17.45 – 18.00

18.00 – 18.15

18.15 – 18.30

18.30 – 18.45

18.45 – 19.00

19.00 - 19.15
Plastic Surgery III based on pathology
Chairmen: N. Scuderi (Rome, Italy), M. Valeriani (Rome, Italy), A. Portincasa (Foggia, Italy)

Therapy with adipose derived stromal cells
A. Sbarbati (Verona, Italy)

Latest news approaching diabetic and vasculopathic foot
A. Peri Di Caprio (Monza, Italy)

Functional and aesthetic lipostructure of the female genital area
M. Brambilla (Milan, Italy)

Lipodystrophy correction in HIV and correlated patients
L. Rovati (Monza, Italy)

Fat tissue and regenerative surgery: personal experience
M. Klinger (Milan, Italy)

Soft tissue defects
V. Cervelli (Rome, Italy)

N. Scuderi (Rome, Italy)

The dermal regeneration template: a new answer in the treatment of the Epidermolysis Bullosa hand
A. Portincasa (Foggia, Italy)

Purification and characterization of adipose-derived stem cells from patients with lipoaspirate transplant lipoaspirate transplant
S. Bucher (Rome, Italy)

R. Garofalo (Rome, Italy)


19.15 – 19.30 Closing Remarks
V. Cervelli (Rome, Italy)